Ms. Stephanie Hamlett, a member of Epiphany Lutheran Church in Richmond, has been named the chair of the ForwardingFaith Campaign, the Virginia Synod's initiative to endow youth ministry and faith formation in the Synod.
Synodical youth ministry is close to Stephanie Hamlett's heart. She was once a participant at the events and even served on a planning group for Kairos, the Synod's summer youth event for high school students.
"Growing up going to Virginia Synod youth events strengthened my faith and helped me make lifelong friends," Stephanie said. "When you are growing up, you need good influences and every youth event made a positive impact on me."
As the highest level volunteer position in the Campaign she will assist in providing overall leadership and direction to the ForwardingFaith Campaign across Virginia.
Volunteering is not new to Stephanie Hamlett. Her resume is filled with volunteer positions: the social ministry team at Epiphany Lutheran, helping with the local food pantry, Lutheran Family Services fundraisers, preparing Easter baskets for low income children in Richmond--the list goes on and on.
Volunteering at the Synod level seems to run in the family. Her father, Leroy Hamlett Jr., served as the Vice President of the Synod Council from 1988 to 1995 under Bishop Richard F. Bansemer.